Tips To Get A White Wedding Day Smile

Tips To Get A White Wedding Day Smile

With the New Year here and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there are sure to be a number of marriage proposals. You’ll plan for a wedding photographer, but don’t forget the most important part of those memorable photos – a brilliantly white smile! Getting clean white teeth before your wedding will give you the confidence and sparkle you need to make the best wedding pictures. Let Rinehart Dentistry help you get whiter teeth before your wedding day.

When Should I Whiten My Teeth?

Depending on which method you use to whiten your teeth, your timeline will vary. Over the counter teeth whitening products can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to start working. Of course, you’ll want to consult with your dentist before starting any teeth whitening system to ensure it’s safe.

Whiten My Teeth Before My Wedding

There are a number of ways to get your teeth whiter, with some giving safer, stronger results. After consulting with your dentist, consider some of these options for a white wedding day smile.

Whitening Toothpaste & Rinse: Whitening toothpaste and rinse are an easy, daily routine that can help brighten your smile slightly. but the process can take up to three months to see results. Because toothpastes and rinses are only in contact with your teeth for about two minutes at a time, the results can be less dramatic than what you’d like to see. This is a great solution for surface stains, but likely not ideal if you’re looking for your teeth to change several shades of white.

KöR Whitening System: The KöR whitening process, which is available at Rinehart Dentistry in Pawleys Island and Georgetown, was designed to brighten even the most stained teeth. The dental trays used during the KöR Whitening process seal the whitening gel inside. The hydrogen peroxide from the gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stain molecules.

After your initial visit for teeth whitening, you’ll receive gel and trays to take home and use while sleeping. The optimal timeline is 8-weeks, but you can start at any time. The trays are thin and will not disrupt your sleep. Teeth whitening for sensitive teeth can be a painful process, but the KöR system offers maximum results with little to no sensitivity discomfort.

Whitening Strips: The market for whitening teeth strips has developed drastically over the years, offering a noticeable difference to your smile when used properly. This over the counter teeth whitening method is a popular tool given its effectiveness, but it’s not for those who are short on time. In addition, many find this method to be cumbersome as most whitening strips have to be worn for 30 minutes or more – with no eating or drinking – twice daily.

There are other simple ways to whiten and avoid stains before your big day. Daily dental hygiene and routine visits to your general dentist are a must. Avoid teeth-staining foods and drinks, like red wine, soda, coffee, and berries (blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry). Drinking through a straw can minimize the staining effects on your teeth.  Drink plenty of water and don’t forget to include the groom on your teeth whitening regimen.

Call to schedule your appointment to discuss options on how to whiten your teeth for a beautiful wedding day smile for the whole bridal party!